John Pepper Clark Summary

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3,472 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following interview, conducted by faculty and students at the University of Texas at Austin in 1970, Clark responds to questions regarding the political themes in several of his plays and offer... Read more
5,306 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, McLaughlin examines the role of the hero in Song of a Goat, The Masquerade, The Raft, and Ozidi and compares and contrasts these plays with Greek myth and Shakespearean drama. ... Read more
1,951 words, approx. 7 pages
Soyinka is a Nigerian novelist and dramatist, and he was the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature. In the following excerpt, he discusses Song of a Goat within the context of the "ma... Read more
2,621 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Nwabueze argues that classifying Song of a Goat as a "Greek tragedy" is erroneous, countering that it exemplifies a modern "bourgeois" drama. John P... Read more
3,344 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Connor contends that critics of The Masquerade have misunderstood the play and have neglected the complexity and subtlety of the plot, whose predominant theme is one of incest.... Read more
3,319 words, approx. 12 pages
In the essay below, Egudu characterizes The Raft as "an outright indictment on economic cannibalism and a sincere plea for the observance of the Marxist principle of an equitable distribution o... Read more
1,982 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following excerpt, Laurence provides an overview of Ozidi, with special emphasis on Clark's use of traditional material and the play's relationship to his earlier works, particula... Read more